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Rep. Veronica Escobar Offers a Powerful Reminder of the Consequences of Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric and an Inspiring Vision of the America We Are Fighting For

As we predicted, President Trump’s State of the Union address last night was filled with ugly xenophobia, racial incitement and flat-out falsehoods. On immigration, his attempt to claim “success” is based on the cruelty, chaos, bigotry and suffering he has imposed – by executive fiat (check out our pre-buttal statement we issued yesterday for a … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Forcing the White House to disclose truth on immigration”

“The only way you can hold those agencies accountable to Congress and the public is if they are transparent and honest about the reasons why they do things.” In an article for the Financial Times, reporter Madison Darbyshire takes a dive into the legal battles that have brought to light how the Trump administration has … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Scathing Editorial in La Opinión: “Trump Humiliates Us”

“Trump’s United States is a medieval fort that defends itself against immigrants and globalists.” [“Los Estados Unidos de Trump es un fuerte medieval que se defiende de los inmigrantes y los globalistas.” On Wednesday, the nation’s leading Spanish-language daily, La Opinión, based in Los Angeles, excoriated President Donald Trump’s speech to the United Nations General … Continue reading »

Madeleine Albright Encapsulates Trump’s Week of Cruelty: “One of the Most Un-American Things I’ve Heard”

Trump and His Enablers Running Over American Values, Freedom and History In response to the Trump public charge rule – an effort to radically reshape American immigration along lines of race and wealth – and Ken Cuccinelli’s already infamous mischaracterization of the Emma Lazarus poem and America’s immigration tradition, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright … Continue reading »

Local and National Editorial Boards and Observers Call Out Trump’s History of Hate as He Incites Violence, Not Unity

As the death toll rises in El Paso following a mass shooting fueled by anti-immigrant sentiment, local and national observers and editorial boards are calling out Trump’s failed attempt to call for unity and denounce the same hatred that has fueled his policies and rhetoric since the start of his presidential campaign.  Pili Tobar, Deputy … Continue reading »

Trump’s North Carolina Rally: A Vile Foreshadow of 2020

The Trump-GOP Message of Hate, Division and Bigotry Failed in 2018 If anyone was still doubting the premise, last night’s ugly rally in North Carolina confirmed that President Trump – to an extent unprecedented in modern American politics – will run an overtly racist presidential campaign with a core focus on animating racial grievance and … Continue reading »

Leading Observers: Trump Uses Racism to Attack the American Experiment as a Reelection Strategy

Yesterday, Frank Sharry noted that racism, nativism and stoking white grievance will be the “beating heart” of Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign. Leading observers are making a similar assessment, recognizing that we are gearing up for a vile campaign season that will pit Trump’s turbocharged racism and xenophobia against a different and inclusive vision of America. … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: Racism, Nativism and Stoking White Grievance Will Be the “Beating Heart” of Trump’s 2020 Campaign

“Racial incitement is the animating electoral strategy of a sitting President and his party.”   The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: The beating heart of Trumpism is and has always been racism and xenophobia. Now, Trump is turbocharging it in his desperate attempt to hold onto power. As … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: #CloseTheCamps National Day of Action

Today, rallies and actions took place across the nation to protest the horrific conditions migrant children and families are currently facing in immigration detention centers at the border.  The public outcry comes after the Trump Administration argued that soap and toothbrushes aren’t necessary to meet the basic safety and sanitary standards at the detention centers.  … Continue reading »

Trump’s potential reelection must force Democrats to overcome their differences

The first two democratic debates last week reflected, to a point, this country’s reality. That is, its diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual identity, and ideology was evident: white people, minorities, women and men, a representative from the LGBTQ community, members of different generations, as well as positions on all sides of the political … Continue reading »